VIDEO: Successful start for Skegness Caterex trade show

Exhibitors at Skegness Caterex 2016 - the biggest catering show in the resort since they started 33 years ago - are reporting a successful first day’s trading.

June Howard, business development manager at organisers Skegness East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association (SECWHA), says visitor numbers are up and signs are positive for tomorrow’s second day.

June Howard, Caterex business development manager ANL-161002-185723001

June Howard, Caterex business development manager ANL-161002-185723001

The event at Richmond Holiday Centre in Richmond Drive has attracted 50 exhibitors from all over the region, providing a one-stop shop for anyone in the catering industry.

June said: “We had 100 visitors in the first hour and overall numbers are up. But more importantly our exit poll is showing the majority of people have placed orders or are planning to do so and so the traders are very happy.”

While visitors browsed the stands enjoyed sampling a wide range of foods and drink, judges were deciding which were the best displays.

Winners were:

Our exit poll shows the majority of people have placed orders

June Howard, SECWHA

Best food stand: winner - PJP Food Services, runner-up – Mandy’s Coffee Services of Boston.

Best non-food stand: winner - PDFS.

Overall: winner - Dectosafe Ltd, runner-up - CRS Business Systems

Don’t forget to safe hello at the Skegness Skegness Standard’s pop-up office at Caterex tomorrow. You’ll find us at Stand 19.